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. this is part of this project. my main character is alexander. [inaudible] don't take it personal. my aim, i guess is to at the end of my novel that [inaudible] good mexican novelists. alexander looked at the mirror and saw a mexican stairing back at him. the bad mexican had paid alexander a visit much the conversation from last night's party brought him back in full force. why did he always have to open his big mouth. why tell people that don't care that he hated and despised? he actually might like the [inaudible] hated me english and spanish he could not understand how someone could say he was mexican having been born in the usa. he doesn't like going to mexican places. he does not like to discuss beer and shots of tequilla. he never listened to spanish radio stations. no more mexicans. who did not have a problem being objective with a mexican. [inaudible]. i should try to do something about this he thought this is not good. may be i should try, may be i should make an effort. may be i should drive to the mission and spend quality time with my own people. i'm sure it would be simple. he d
alexander alejandro o'reilly. he rose through the ranks of the spanish army. the spanish sent alexander o'reilly to cuba to form a militia. he was appointed governor of louisiana and head of the army later on. he arrived in august, 1769, and took formal possession of louisiana for spain. think of new orleans and cuba, in particular havana, governors there were also in cuba so there was all this traveling from one city to another because later when i got my ph.d. from tulaine university and i went to the irish channel. it's interesting, the irish history
is it so important to preserve this citadel? >> it was directed by alexander the great -- directed by alexander the great. -- erected by alexander the great. >> it has been literally a battlefield since the soviets in the occupied afghanistan used it. when you found it to restore it, it must have been in ruins. >> exactly, very bad condition. there was a lot of destruction are ruined, and even ammunition. >> land mines? >> absolutely. i have collected a lot. >> but none of them are dangerous? >> the mining team came many times and cleaned them up. >> battles raged through the centuries in the threat -- ramparts. in his conley it to waste. -- a game is gone laid to waste. reallygenghis khan laid it to waste. >> what happened here? >> many houses destroyed. they're going to build a new market here. >> when you see this being hold? how does it make you feel -- this gaping hole, how does this make you feel? does this happen a lot? >> yes. >> it is almost mud-brick house by mud-brick house being destroyed. >> this is like a cancer. >> they tell us they are doing what they can, but it i
. the cubans offer hospitality to general alexander alejandro o'reilly. he rose through the ranks of the spanish army. the spanish sent alexander o'reilly to cuba to form a militia. he was appointed governor of louisiana and head of the army later on. he arrived in august, 1769, and took formal possession of louisiana for spain. think of new orleans and cuba, in particular havana, governors there were also in cuba so there was all this traveling from one city to another because later when i got my ph.d. from tulaine university and i went to the irish channel. it's interesting, the irish history connected with new orleans. so the o'reilly family has been in louisiana for centuries. in cuba, nobody remembers him but it was the street of calle oreilly, famous until the 50's for its banks and bookstores. it was one of the favorite streets of (inaudible) secretary of the spanish count of fernandino, my grandfather, another irish man feeling at home in havana. there, at the busy corner of calle street and oreilly was a cafe bakery owned by a catelan. it was described by many foreigners,
. >> was excited to come play with the guys like fletcher and landry and hall. alexander and the character of the men attracted me here and what they have going on and building towards, definitely. >> and as you can see, he wore number 21 during the time with the rams and this is a number he's worn his entire life and wonder by the late subpoena taylor killed in -- sean taylor killed in 2007. he will wear number 20 and the decision to switch numbers was never in question. and the man who wore the number here is an honorable man and something tragic that happened to him. it's something i believe in. even though the number is not officially retired, i am a fan in the game and of sean taylor. it was not even a question of what number i was going to take. >> and we like him already. >>> the nationals have been involved in a lot of trade rumor. they made some moves sending hairston junior to the brewers and in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers. night. who is in the pitcher, you have .353 against in the career, the 1st inning and two o and that is deep to
in scotland. but alexander flemming, his discovery is a gem in this eclectic collection. >> we have a chance to remake the universal museum. that was the dream of the vicker toian period to bring lots of subjects together and give people a chance to understand the interconnectedness and people and the ideas about science. >> scotland has a rich literary tradition too. >> it was a great printing center. >> one is alexander mccall smith. what does it say about scotland today? >> i think it is very significant in that it demonstrates that there is a spirit of confidence in scotland. whatever happens politically will encourage people to perhaps take a more optimistic view of the future. >> with 8,000 exhibits, both small and large, the greatest hope more than 1 million visitors a year will come here to gaze in wonder. >> and we have news just in from libya that the libyan military chief is dead. there has been great speculation in the rebel stronghold who defected from gadhafi's side at the start of theup rising but was recalled from the front on thursday. well, that brings us to the end of toda
's peter alexander has our report. ♪ >> reporter: with her mastery of soul and jazz, amy winehouse sure didn't sound like a white jewish woman who grew up in the suburbs of london. ♪ i tell you i was troubled >> reporter: in 2008 winehouse won five grammys, critics and fans loved her with that unmistakable black beehive hairdo and old-fashioned sailor tattoos. her career soared and her influence on other singers, including british performer, adele, and lady gaga was almost immediate. >> there were elements of jazz, of motown, soul, all mixed up in something that was almost unearthly. >> by winehouse found herself powerless over her struggle with drugs and alcohol. she acknowledged her addiction in the song rehab. last month appearing to be high on something, winehouse was booed by an audience in belgrade, serbia, as she stumbled across the stage, unable to remember the lyrics of her songs, forcing her to cancel the tour. tonight fans gathered outside winehouse's north london home, stunned by her sudden death. >> we all saw her become destructive and eventually fall. so it's really sad
for face time with the duke and duchess of cambridge are in good company. as peter alexander reminds us, rolling out the royal red carpet has actually evolved into a time-honored american tradition. >> reporter: any hard feelings left over from the american revolution have clearly dissipated in 235 years. the arrival this weekend of a charming young prince and his striking new bride has rekindled our love affair with british royalty. from king george vi and the queen mother to charles and lady di, they've all crossed the pond to introduce themselves in person. like that first white house trip for william's parents in 1985. nothing says welcome to america like a dance with travolta. later we were along for the ride on the royal's first trip to disney. the first reigning monarchs ever to step on american soil, william's great grandparents back in 1939 with europe on the brink of war. queen elizabeth first arrived just in time for the u.s. bicentennial in 1976. she spoke about the special link between our two countries. >> your declaration of independence broke that link, but it did not fo
them to this country next week. n nbc's peter alexander is in montreal tonight. peter? >> reporter: kate, good evening to you. get this. before it's all said and done today, william and kate will have spent barely six hours here in montreal, canada's second largest city, before they head up the st. lawrence river, to their next stop, and you might say today the urkts k's future king and queen officially put down roots here in canada. even in a glamorous gray dress and heels, kate wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty as the newlyweds planted a ceremonial tree in ottawa, a symbol of their love. joining the royals more than a dozen couples celebrating 50 and 60 years together, all married on april 29th, the same day as william and kate. and in an exchange reminiscent of william's mother, princess diana, the young couple comforted a cancer patient, who would later say their kindness had given them a tremendous lift. william and kate attended another ceremony at the canadian war museum, visiting veterans and their families, but in many ways, this weekend's stop in quebec with its small
alexander has their story. >> ready, set, go! >> reporter: they are fun-loving and fearless. a brave group of women with something else in common, too. they are all military widows. who lost their loved ones in iraq and afghanistan. taryn davis was 21 when her husband, michael, was killed by a roadside bomb in iraq in 2007. >> one of the last things i said to him was i love you more than life itself. >> reporter: living without michael is an everyday struggle. >> when i went out into the world i just felt like they didn't want to embrace who i was. which was a military widow. and in the back of my mind, i'm thinking, that title, it symbolizes my husband's sacrifice and my own. and if i can get through it, maybe one day it can signify my survival. >> reporter: to help her own healing, taryn began reaching out to other widows. but talking alone wasn't enough. soon, taryn started organizing events, like parasailing. surfing, even swimming with dolphins. to bring this courageous group of women together in what she called the american widow project. >> i found myself laughing and smiling for th
some canadian spirit. peter alexander takes us north of the border. ♪ >> reporter: it's been quite the honeymoon tour for the world's most famous newlyweds. who else could enjoy a carriage ride followed by lobster on the shores of prince edward island one day and be serenaded by drummers just beneath the arctic circle the next? william offered a simple thank you in their dialect. >> we're so excited to be here. >> reporter: here in canada, another royal welcome for the duke and duchess of cambridge. kate won fans just by dropping the puck while william went 0 for 3 with calvin. >> i'm speechless. >> reporter: yellow knife, the capital of the northwest territories is a remote region five times the size of the united kingdom. but with a population of 41,000. >> i feel like a kid, you know? it's a wonderful experience. >> i'm prince william. >> reporter: the prince and his new bride dazzled crowds at every stop. kate impressing observers with national confidence and fashion sense, showcasing star quality that is recapturing interest in britain's monarchy. like when the couple returned
this hour for live coverage of the shuttle landing, that's hosted by peter alexander. the landing is scheduled for 5:56 a.m. eastern time. >>> now to the rapidly approaching deadline of the nation's debt ceiling. yesterday president obama held more meetings on the issue as the push intensified for lawmakers to many kcome up withl before it's too late. we go to brian mooar. he's in washington for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the one thing president obama said he would not do is sign a short-term deal. but now the white house is signaling that he may do just that because time is running out. congress has to hammer out some kind of plan before that august 2nd deadline, but getting a deal done, written up and voted on is going to take some time. so president obama is now saying that he will basically sign off on something that could delay a debt ceiling raising for a couple of days, but not much more than that. the so-called gang of six, the bipartisan group of senators, is working feverishly to get a plan together and to get people on board. it looks like right now th
? >> commissioner alexander. >> here. >> the vice chair. commissioner gonzales is absent. commissioner hill. >> here. >> commissioner mccarthy. >> present. >> commissioner perez is excused. >> thank you. good evening. i am the chair of the immigrant rights commission. on behalf of the immigrant rights commission, i would like to welcome everyone to this symposium. four members of the public, the immigrant rights commission represents the voices of the san francisco immigrant communities. we are responsible for advising the mayor and the board of supervisors on any matters related to the well-being and concerns. the commission meets regularly on the second monday of every month beginning at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. in april of 2009, we have the joint hearing with the human rights commission to listen to the first 10 testimonies from san francisco residents. the purpose of tonight symposium is for the commission and for the rest of the city family to hear from national experts on comprehensive immigration reform, and to obtain guidance on how local governments, commissions, and community organizations
heritage month. in district 1 -- in district two, alexander ong, district three, mr. byung, district four, the store manager of the sunset district good will, martin lamb, in district 5, rodney chen, district 6, steven lee, the leader of aspire, district 7, a longtime democratic activist, district 8, the founding executive director of the chinatown community development center gordon chen, strychnine shirley chen, district 10, a community leader and visitation valley, and last but not least, the business woman and president of an iron works co., florence kong. could you join me in thanking all of their leadership? [applause] the last thing i want to say is we have been celebrating our heritage for 163 years, and i look forward to another 163 years of celebration. thank you very much for being here. >> supervisor chiu, thank you very much. this is the seventh year that san francisco has held an official celebration for asian americans. the plans are the culminated efforts of the members of the mayor's asian-pacific american heritage celebration committee. please welcome me and joining clau
alexander mcqueen lavender dress. we'll talk about her clothing sometime coming up. it was quite a successful night for the royal couple here. >> that's quite a number. i love the detail about the celebrities told to be cool. >>> there's huge breaking news in england where rupert murdoch's 168-year-old "news of the world" rolled off the presses for the last time. his empire is in jeopardy over a phone hacking scandal. murdock has now spoken publicly for the first time. we'll tell you what he's saying. and big sports news derek jeter getting hit number 3,000 with a home run. what did the guy who caught the ball do with it? we'll tell you about that, coming up. >>> we begin with the make or break meeting at the white house today and the crucial debt negotiations that seem to have hit a serious road block overnight. abc's david kerley following the developments through the night. he is live in washington this morning. i guess it all comes down to the issue of taxes. >> reporter: it does. it is all about taxes. and this is a stunning move by the house speaker. on the eve of some of t
the appearances of the defense. >> translator: for the defense, alexander alejic, duty counsel. i would ask if i can make a few sentences. >> yes. >> translator: your honors, the initial appearance of mladic until today, i visited him in detention more than ten times. i had totally normal communication with him until last friday when we last saw each other. on that occasion, general mladic told me that he would not appear in court because his chosen counsel has not been appointed yet. however, this morning when he came to the tribunal general mladic came with me this morning telling me he did not wish to be here this morning. in view that it was extended until the first of august this year, i would like to add my own voice to that and due to this overall situation i would like to ask the trial chamber to postpone the entering of general mladic's plea until a later date. rule 62 a 4 says if the accused does not enter a plea during the initial appearances that the trial chamber is going to take maeshs. for the protection of general mladic's interest, i kindly ask that the initial plea be postponed
not deserve it >> a new chervon alexander since she was a baby lived across the street on north mayfield chicago's west side and block nobody wanted to talk much about the story or the suspect >> all three defendants all charged with first-degree murder >> river forest police say the 39 year old senior former north chicago police officer called 911 from the scene acted like a witness but things fell apart a short time later >> son and defriended arrested within minutes driving away from the crime scene >> i rested with a gun at police are bested the senior drive-in chervon alexander to the forest river parking lot and took to the waited for them to take over power outage shrouded the parking lot and darkness looking different during daylight, a fairly busy place you can eat easy to understand why some area residents are reacting to the news the way they are >> earlier in the evening and area full of young children >> clearly the most scary for those quietly creeping chervon alexander death >> a great woman should not have gone like that is not right >> an angry family looking plan
by michele alexander's booke." >> it is my pleasure to say, ms. colvin, without you we would not be where we are. [applause] thank you for sharing your story, and keep telling your story because we need to know, and our children need to know, and our children's children need to know your story. and we want to thank our sponsors today. we have the san francisco unified school district. we have marked as bookstores, who will be selling this -- ms. colvin's book, written about her, by philip house. we have sponsorship from the african diaspora, and the friends of the san francisco public library. i serve as part of the african- american interest committee that helped put this program together, and i want to thank all of you for coming, and i want to thank sfgtv for taking the program today. we want to thank the department here at san francisco public library, and we are having a reception in l58, and we want to thank read your catering for providing some delicious food for us to nibble on today, so will you please join us and say thank you again to mrs. colvin and also to byrin bain for telling
of it a run-up to the visit to the u.s., just days from now. our report tonight from nbc's peter alexander. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: it's been quite the honeymoon tour for the world's most famous newlyweds. who else could enjoy hey carriage ride and lobster on the shore of prince edward island one day and be serenaded just beneath the arctic circle next. william offered a simple thank you in an indigenous dialect. >> we're so excited to be here. [ speaking if foreign language ] [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: here in the northern birth place of hockey, canada's national sport, another royal welcome for the duke and duchess of the cambridge. william went 0 for 3 with calvin lowman. >> i'm still speechless. >> yes. >> reporter: yellowknife, the capital of the remote region five times the size of the i didn't kingdom but with a small population of just 41,000, like mary lou murphy. >> it's a wonderful experience. >> reporter: the prince and his new bride have dazzled crowds at every stop. kate impressing observers with her natural confidence and fashion sense, showcasing star
tax eliminated. >> and i support it. >> reporter: senator lamar alexander of tennessee and several other republicans signed on right away. >> there's just so many things about this plan that are going to make sense to fiscal hawks, and i'm one of them. >> reporter: the development helped to drive stocks up by more than 200 points today but it's still unclear whether this unfinished plan can be turned into legislation and pass both houses in time for that august 2 deadline, bob, which is now just two weeks away. >> bob: okay, nancy. thank you. well, this afternoon president obama welcomed this plan from that gang of six senators, calling it a significant step. >> we don't have any more time to engage in symbolic gestures. we don't have any more time to posture. it's time to get down the business of actually solving this problem and i think we now are seeing the potential for a bipartisan consensus around what that would take. >> schieffer: norah o'donnell is our chief white house correspondent. norah, most people thought the administration had given up on that plan, so why this new
freedom but also those who've been left behind. military widows. peter alexander tonight with the story of one remarkable group of women united in loss finding a new passion for life. >> ready, set, go. >> reporter: they are fun-loving -- >> oh! >> reporter: -- and fearless. a brief group of women with something else in common, too. they are all military widows who lost their loved ones in iraq and afghanistan. taryn davis was just 21 when her husband, michael, was killed by a roadside bomb in iraq in 2007. >> one of the last things i said to him was "i love you more than life itself." >> reporter: living without michael is an everyday struggle. >> when i went out into the world, i just felt like they didn't want to embrace, you know, who i was, which was a military widow. and in the back of my mind i'm thinking, that title, it symbolizes my husband's sacrifice and my own. and if i can get through it, you know, maybe one day it can signify my survival. >> reporter: to help her own healing taryn began reaching out to other widows. but talking alone wasn't enough. soon taryn started organ
are. letter from general alexander was very calm mentoring and not only did he write a letter, but he happens to be a good friend and a guy that i have the utmost respect for. he called yesterday to reinforce that recommendation and because i have such respect for general alexander, that means a lot. so, we will look forward to moving down the road and the only thing i would remind you of to get us the names of those individuals in that raving and hopefully we will get this nomination move through quickly. madam chair, thank you. >> thank you very much. you know i would like to close off the briefing. i cannot imagine a more thankless task then being director of the policy committee of which you were director, because you know, no matter what, it is thankless and no matter what there is going to be criticism and particularly in those days as i recall them, where it was so very very difficult. so i just want to thank you for that and in my book, you are a straight shooter and i think that is what matters here. i would like to just talk about the vision thing for a moment, if i might. o
republican colleagues for up to 30 minutes. senator alexander of tennessee, senator hoeven of north dakota, and senator risch of idaho will participate with me in this colloquy. the presiding officer: without objection. january january i would like -- mr. johanns: i would like today to speak to an issue that i believe has all the potential in the world to define the future this have great country, and it's an issue that all of us who are participating in this colloquy are very familiar with, and that is a balanced budget. all of us are former governors of the states where we come from. in my state, the state of nebraska, our nebraska constitution requires a balanced budget, not a mutual. i believe 49 out of 50 states have this requirement in their constitution. it's not theater. it's the way we do business at the state level. in addition to that provision, however, our state constitution also says that the total amount of money that the state of nebraska can borrow is $100,000. $100,000. so what does that mean? we must balance the budget on 0 an annual basis, and we can't go out to the deb
at a local target here in ashburn. it was an event that was spearheaded by lornzo alexander. these kids came, they were given school clothes and school supplies to get ready for the new year. john beck is the guy who has been anoibted the quarterback of the future. he was there, big guys like ted rick goalston and lorenzo alexander can't wait to strap on the pads once again. >> you know, i was excited. just ready to get back around this time, your body starts feeling that itch for that contact, ready to go out and compete and just a blessing that we were going to be able to play this game again and get everything figured out in time for the season to start. >> it seems like giving some things but everyone ultimately got what they wanted. i think it's fair on both sides and number one thing, we're not missing any games. most important. >> our point of view, we wanted aa fair deal on both sides. it sounds like it's a pretty fair deal and i hope both sides will feel the same way after it's signed. >> i've been trying to kick at different places and sometimes i just have to go to a field without
is in the obama world, hope. >> hope in the obama world. i want you to listen, gloria, senator lamar alexander, he came out and embraced and made it the gang of seven. we'll break down the gang of six later, and we'll talk to two key members, democratic and a republican. and listen to lamar alexander were, again, he's a conservative republican from tennessee and he's saying look at these people who are saying, i get it, we have to do some revenue increases -- >> i mean, senators crapo and coburn and chambliss are three of the most conservative members of the republican caucus and they study something for six months and tell me it's good for the country, as one senator, i support it. >> it means a lotto the former governor and now the senator from tennessee. can they sell it to the house republicans? >> that's a big question. i think what we saw today both from president obama and someone like lamar alexander is this isolation that going on of the house republicans, saying, look, the gang of six got a deal, that's why president obama went out this to say it. mitch mcconnell's got a backup plan. joh
they mingled with a listers in tinsel town. peter alexander was with them. >> a picture perfect fine lee to william and kate's first american tour. the duke and duchess of cambridge saving their most meaningful stops for last. visiting underprivileged children at this los angeles inner cities arts program. the newlyweds seemed at ease enjoying their creative side putting their hands together in slabs of clay. later the royals showed their support at a job fair for american veterans. >> it's enormous that they're here. they are a military family. and they're the most celebrated military family in the world. >> the couple began sunday mingling with likes of reese witherspoon at an exclusive brunch promoting the conservation of african wildlife. but nothing compared to the glitz of saturday night. a black tie benefit where holiday's royalty was star stuck. kate stunning in alexander mcqueen. those diamond earrings on loan from queen elizabeth herself. and there for the only time in america they paused to greet a few fans. among the celebrities rubbing elbows with the future king and queen o
on saturday. autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death. peter alexander is in london with more. peter, good morning. >> natalie, good day to you. the autopsy results could be completed and released as early as this afternoon. inqui inquiry, formal investigation will also begin today. stumbling, incoherent and disoriented. amy winehouse who is clearly in no shape to perform in belgrade, serbia, in june, tour canceled. a month later at age 27, she was dead. >> i think a lot of people knew she was headed down this path. ♪ >> reporter: it was her 2006 gram grammy-winning "back to black" album that made her a global sensation. >> i think a lot of the pain and trouble that was in her life just came right out when she sang. >> reporter: as her celebrity soared, her life began to unravel. the young singer acknowledged addiction struggles with the song "rehab" here in her u.s. tv debut. >> amy tried just about everything. i mean, there was crack, there was cocaine, there was pot. >> reporter: before long, her personal misteps over shashadow her music. there were run-ins with
this at a local level. as michelle alexander made clear in her book, which the reverend brought up, "the new jim crow" the disparities between sentencing are absolutely terrible. but it's also a huge waste of taxpayer money. thank you very much. chairman mirkarimi: thank you very much. quite agree about the drug war. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. thanks for the opportunity to speak. i received the invitation from rob on your staff. i'm with the aclu of northern california. and we have been working with counties around the state as the realignment. legislation came down try to help advocate for really plans very much like the one that we have seen coming out of our probation department so we think it's a good plan overall. i think that the chief is still to be commended and the folks on the executive committee. we do have a few concerns that i would like to share with you briefly, and also some suggestions about thinking about the future. we share the concerns that have been expressed by the public offenders office about how exactly this is going to roll out in terms of the post releas
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